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Little Boy Spills Slushie In Target, And His Dad Reacts In The Most Amazing Way (UPDATED)
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Little Boy Spills Slushie In Target, And His Dad Reacts In The Most Amazing Way (UPDATED)

Remember that terrifying feeling of looking up at your parents after making a big mistake? It just recently happened to a little boy from Minneapolis who spilled a slushie all over the floor of a Target store. The way his dad reacted, however, is making the entire Internet slow clap with utter respect.

Though the boy and his father remain unnamed, the story of their touching moment made it to Facebook via Kalynne Marie, a Minneapolis mom who witnessed it all from a table at Starbucks. “As soon as the father started helping his son clean up, I opened the Notes app on my phone and wrote what he said word for word, because I was so inspired by how he was handling the situation,” Marie told Babble. Her post has since gone viral, and has been shared more than 58 thousand times.

Find out what happened below, and let us know if you agree that this was “parenting done right!”

A Minneapolis mom was sitting in Starbucks at her local Target when she saw something amazing happen

Image credits: Crassfox

“As soon as the father started helping his son clean up, I opened the Notes app on my phone…”

“I was so inspired by how he was handling the situation,” Marie told Babble

Some people want to give this anonymous man the award for Father of the Year

Others, however, weren’t exactly buying it

The best part? Parents started sharing their own similar touching experiences

Later on, Marie ran into this super-dad at the very same Target, and sent Bored Panda this selfie and message

“Thank you for sharing my story about the father in Target with the son who spilled his slushie! I wanted to let you know that I ran into them today at the same Target [and] was able to show him my post and all the amazing responses it’s gotten! He was blown away! We even got a selfie together to share! Thank you so much!”

What do you think? Was this parenting done right? Tell us below!

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Groundskeeper Willy
Community Member
5 years ago

Whaat?!?! You are telling me that there is a father out there who showed his kid how to clean up instead of getting angry and shouting at him?!?! That is absolutely unbelievable. Really. I've never ever heard such a great story. give him the nobel peace prize for acting like all the other dads out there would've acted. amazing story! srsly! tell me more!

Wanda Queen
Community Member
5 years ago

Exactly. And here, let me throw in some selfies of myself and my kid, while I'm at it.

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Vanessa
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5 years ago

Can't wait for another story like "my children asked for a soda, I said no, and he didn't cry, we are the kid/parent of the year"

Louise Chiffonade Brescia
Community Member
5 years ago

You're lucky! You've probably never witnessed a mom or dad backhand a small child for a minor infraction, then drag the kid away so hard his shoulder could be dislocated! Yay for your world!

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Hans
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5 years ago

I am torn between joining the cheering chorus and saying: "Why do we need to celebrate a parent being responsible?" Even if the boy would have been fidgety, ranting would have been the wrong approach for the control of need for movement does develop somewhere between the fourth and the seventh year...that's why it is also senseless to punish pre-schoolers who cannot sit quietly in a chair. (They would after execise that is adequate for them, which again is highly individual.) We adults "simply" need to be considerate of whether children do something out of bad intent (which, by the way, is almost impossible before the reach the age of four for lack of mental capacity) or if it are accidents. You then do not even need the speech the father gave – we need to be good role models. Want your children to be clean? Do not leave your trash. Of course, this needs to be differentiated, but I guess you get my point.

Hans
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5 years ago

What I totally do not get is why this is illustrated with selfies with the one witnessing the incident. Five minute fame? I might be too conservative on this regard, but family photos, particularly with young children, are not meant to be publicly on social media.

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Groundskeeper Willy
Community Member
5 years ago

Whaat?!?! You are telling me that there is a father out there who showed his kid how to clean up instead of getting angry and shouting at him?!?! That is absolutely unbelievable. Really. I've never ever heard such a great story. give him the nobel peace prize for acting like all the other dads out there would've acted. amazing story! srsly! tell me more!

Wanda Queen
Community Member
5 years ago

Exactly. And here, let me throw in some selfies of myself and my kid, while I'm at it.

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Vanessa
Community Member
5 years ago

Can't wait for another story like "my children asked for a soda, I said no, and he didn't cry, we are the kid/parent of the year"

Louise Chiffonade Brescia
Community Member
5 years ago

You're lucky! You've probably never witnessed a mom or dad backhand a small child for a minor infraction, then drag the kid away so hard his shoulder could be dislocated! Yay for your world!

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Hans
Community Member
5 years ago

I am torn between joining the cheering chorus and saying: "Why do we need to celebrate a parent being responsible?" Even if the boy would have been fidgety, ranting would have been the wrong approach for the control of need for movement does develop somewhere between the fourth and the seventh year...that's why it is also senseless to punish pre-schoolers who cannot sit quietly in a chair. (They would after execise that is adequate for them, which again is highly individual.) We adults "simply" need to be considerate of whether children do something out of bad intent (which, by the way, is almost impossible before the reach the age of four for lack of mental capacity) or if it are accidents. You then do not even need the speech the father gave – we need to be good role models. Want your children to be clean? Do not leave your trash. Of course, this needs to be differentiated, but I guess you get my point.

Hans
Community Member
5 years ago

What I totally do not get is why this is illustrated with selfies with the one witnessing the incident. Five minute fame? I might be too conservative on this regard, but family photos, particularly with young children, are not meant to be publicly on social media.

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